Name: Deana and Deborah Dietzler
Ages: 45 & 49
Hometowns: Cranberry Township, PA & Lawrenceville, GA
Link: https://endurance.themmrf.org/2017Fuji/teambthomm
 
Our lives took a very unexpected turn six years ago, when Deana was diagnosed with multiple myeloma just a week before her 39th birthday. We were in shock. She didn’t fit the profile of the average patient. Nevertheless, it was time to mobilize — her children were 12, 8 and 2 years old and we had to get their mother well.
 
As the self-proclaimed team captain, Deb took charge and began her research and advocacy work. She connected with Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) immediately and learned more about their programs. In short order, she was registered for the 2011 Chicago Marathon, her first of four on the MMRF Team for Cures. She also completed in the Empire State Run Up and has participated in the Atlanta 5K several times. Staying close to the MMRF through the years, she applauded the inclusion of the Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma as another outstanding way to increase awareness and funds for research.
 
Deb and Deana are inspired to be involved because the work of the MMRF has led to the treatment options that have been a critical part of Deana’s living with multiple myeloma. It is essential that the research continue with the ultimate goal of finding a cure. Until then, bringing more drugs to market, and faster, helps all of us in the fight.
 
Team BTHO MM is honored to be part of the Mount Fuji climb and we are excited to be able to use the Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma platform to encourage more support for the MMRF.
 
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